Director of Learning and Public Engagement, Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh)

Danielle Linzer is the director of learning and public engagement at The Andy Warhol Museum.  At The Warhol she oversees education, interpretation, programming, and outreach strategies for audiences of all ages and abilities, both in the museum and in the community. Prior to her arrival at The Warhol, Danielle was Director of Access and Community Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she managed broad institutional programming, compliance, and audience development efforts around accessibility and inclusion, as well as community-based partnerships and outreach strategies for populations that have traditionally been underserved by cultural organizations.  In 2016 she published Room to Rise, findings from a multi-year research initiative investigating long-term impacts of teen programs in art museums, in collaboration with the Walker Art Center, the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She served as a steering committee co-chair and member at large for the Museum Access Consortium, and her accessibility and inclusion initiatives have been honored with awards from the Kennedy Center, Museums and the Web, the American Alliance of Museums, and more. Danielle has presented and taught nationally and internationally about her work with teens, accessibility, community engagement, and impact and evaluation in museums. Prior to joining the Whitney in January 2009, Danielle served as the Education Coordinator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and worked in documentary film, community organizing, social service, and photographic arts.  Danielle received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an M.S. in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street College.